DIS man takes over at DPP
Yesterday’s announcement by the Office of the President that a member of the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) has been appointed head of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) might strengthen the belief of some that President Ian Khama is bent on imposing himself on every key state institutions, including the legal system.
Some might not take kindly to the appointment to the key position of a man who has had a stint with the spy outfit. Many fear that the appointment of Leonard Sechele will see the notorious DIS having a direct say in what cases to be prosecuted by DPP.
Sechele is a former Gaborone chief magistrate and deputy head of Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA). Before his appointment to the DPP he was legal advisor to DIS. The head of the DPP has constitutional powers to decide whether a [continue reading]